The Jobless of Marienthal: Austria’s Textile Industry and the Historical Effects of Unemployment

What links the world of fashion, the international sex and garment trades, and human trafficking? Anne Elizabeth Moore and the artists of The Ladydrawers unpick the connections in a meticulously investigated and vividly illustrated new book of graphic journalism. Order your copy of Threadbare: Clothes, Sex and Trafficking by making a donation to Truthout today!

Threadbare explores the garment industry’s relationship to labor and culture in a variety of locations across the world. In this exclusive excerpt, appearing online for the first time, Anne Elizabeth Moore and Delia Jean look at the history of one village in Austria that grew up around the textile industry.